Valentine’s Day is the (3rd) best time of the year to give gifts to those you love to show your love. And what better way is there to show your love than with a DIY Valentine’s Day gift basket!
Gift baskets are the perfect way to put a personalized touch on your gifts to make them extra special.
So, who are Valentine’s Day gift baskets for? Anyone and EVERYONE. Whether you are making a Valentine’s Day gift basket for your husband, your friends, parents, or your girlfriend, you will find the perfect idea for you.
In this post, you find some of the best DIY Valentine’s Day gift basket ideas for this year!
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DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Basket Ideas
For the Candy Lover
If you are not sure what to put in the Valentine’s Day gift basket that you are gifting someone, you are gifting this year, you can never go wrong with candy! I mean, seriously everyone loves candy, it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift basket theme.
You can either put together all of their favorite candies, or you can take things up a notch by doing a certain type of candy themed gift basket. Here are some ideas:
- Sweet candy basket
Gummy bears, lollipops, caramel, skittles, etc are the perfect candies to put in a sweet candy basket.
- Sour candy basket
Some of the best candy favorites to throw in this gift basket include (but aren’t limited to), sour patch kids, sour skittles, warheads, cry babies!
- Chocolate Candy Basket
You can really go all out with a chocolate themed candy basket! Chocolate brands such as Ghirardelli, Cadbury, Godiva, Nestle, Lindt, and more all have so many chocolate variations to choose from.
Cozy Vibes Basket
Cozy vibes = the best vibes. Even though the holiday season is over, it’s still quite cold in most places. And a cozy gift basket is the perfect solution. Wondering what to put in your cozy gift basket? Here are a few ideas:
- Coffee Mug
- Fuzzy socks
Movie Night Basket
Throw in your favorite romance or rom-com movie along with a few movie night essentials. If you want to really take things up a notch, you can add a pre-planned date along with your movie night basket!
For example, you can set up a pre-planned drive-in movie date, movie theatre date, or even just an at-home movie night date.
Here’s what you’ll need for your movie night basket :
- Mini Popcorn Maker
- Popcorn seasoning
- Favorite Movie Snacks
Coffee Lover Gift Basket
A coffee themed gift basket is the perfect gift idea for the coffee lover in your life. As a coffee lover myself, you can never have too much coffee.
And it’s always super fun to try out new things! To make the most out of your coffee themed gift basket, here’s what you can include:
- Mini Coffee Maker
- Ground Coffee
- Coffee Mug
- Flavored Coffee Syrup
- Coffee Creamers
Spa Day Basket
Everyone needs a good spa day from time to time. A good spa day is all about self care and pampering, so you should keep that in mind as you are creating your basket. You can even go as far as making a spa basket specific to a certain activity. Here are a few examples:
- Mani-Pedi Basket
- Skin Care Basket
- Bath Kit Basket
For the Wine and Cheese Lover
There’s nothing like a classic wine and cheese basket. There’s no doubt that purchasing these baskets can get a little pricey, so why not make your own to save a little $$$ am I right?
The best thing about wine and cheese baskets is that you can really go all out and customize them with all of your favorites/their favorites and make them unique.
For the Baker
Do you have any baking lovers in your life? If so, a baking gift basket is going to rock their world! Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean baking has to be. Here’s what you can include in yours:
- Baking Utensils
Staple baking utensils such as rolling pins, spatulas, and cookie cutters are perfect to throw in your baking themed gift basket.
- Baking supplies
Add staple baking supplies such as flour, sugar, etc to jars or little baggies with a label to your basket!
Do you have any amazing baking recipes that you’d like to share for your baker to make? Print or write them on some recipe cards to share.
Pro tip: Canva has a lot of free printable recipe card templates that you can customize and download for free!
A brunch basket is…well… a basket filled with brunch items. It’s really that simple! Sunday brunch has always been a favorite. Need some ideas on what to put in your brunch basket? I’ve got you covered!
- Homemade baked goods
Yummy baked goods such as breads (banana, pumpkin, etc), muffins, croissants, etc will work really well. Because they are homemade, it adds an extra special touch to your basket!
- DIY Mimosas
What’s brunch without a good mimosa am I right? Throw in some mini simply orange juice that you can grab from the store, cute champagne glasses, and some cute mini champagne bottles that you can also grab from your local store!
- Pancake/Waffle Mix
You can keep it simple by just adding your mix box to the basket, but if you want to take things up a notch, you can pour the mix into a cute jar and add a label on the jar saying what it is!
For the grill master
If the man in your life loves hitting the grill on those warm spring and summer days, he’s going to love this gift basket idea! Here’s what you can include for this gift basket:
- Grilling tool set
- BBQ Cookbook
- BBQ Sauce
Sports Lover Gift Basket
You can’t go wrong with making the sports fan in your life a gift basket that’s themed by their favorite sports team! Jerseys, tumblers, and other sports gear.